The Reluctant Empress
Knopf, 1986 - 410 Seiten
Extremely interesting biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the beautifland mysterious Queen who was the Romantic idol of 19th-century Europe and wasassassinated in 1898.
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Ten years later, Ludwig became King. From approximately this time on — Ludwig
was eighteen, Elisabeth twenty-six — they grew closer. Shortly after his
accession in 1864, the young King visited his imperial cousin in Bad Kissingen,
and as a reward, Ludwig placed a ring on his finger. Elisabeth made the scene
the occasion for a poem in which she presented herself as a northern seagull (
she happened to be traveling through Holland while writing these lines) and
In Ludovika's opinion, it was necessary to hope that Ludwig II was mad, "so as
not to have to accuse him of the horrifying and sadly neglected responsibility for
having brought his blooming land and almost unbelievably loyal subjects so low.
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